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32 bit RAM usage ?

\015 Hi,I just bought a new laptop and the salesman sold me on the fact it has 4 Gg of RAM now I read in a review that because I only have the 32 Bit system ! it cant use all this RAM and 1 Gg is wasted ?. Its a Toshiba P300 320 Gg harddrive,Intel"Centrino" 2 Duo core,ATI graphics,although this machine is above my level of expertise I still dont want to feel duped. (should I have opted for 64 Bit) can I ramp it up to 64 Bit later on ?Thanks in advance, David\015

Answers :

Yes you can, just buy a 64bit operating systems, there are specific instructions for cross bit.

32 BIT 3.2GBMAX
Due to addressing limitations you will not be able to utilize all 4GB. You can remove the 32 bit OS and install a 64 bit OS if you want to, but I don't think it is needed. Your computer will run great and should recognize and use between 3 and 3.5 GB, possibly slightly more.
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